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FG assures military of logistics for war on terror

By Kingsley Omonobi

ABUJA — President Muhammadu Buhari has assured military formations prosecuting the war on terror that his government would provide the necessary logistics needed to successfully prosecute the on-going war against the Boko Haram Terrorists.

File: Cameroonian soldiers patrol on November 12, 2014 in Amchide, northern Cameroon, 1 km from Nigeria. The city was raided by Islamists from Nigeria's Boko Haram, killing eight cameroonian soldiers and leading the population to flee on October 15, 2014, before another six coordinated attacks that killed at least three civilians in the remote north of the country, on November 9, 2014. Boko Haram's five-year insurgency in neighboring Nigeria has left thousands dead, and the Islamists have occasionally carried out attacks over the border. Cameroon has deployed more than 1,000 soldiers in the extreme northeast of the country to counter the Islamist threat. AFP PHOTO

Speaking on behalf of the President, National Security Adviser, NSA, Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd), gave the reassurance during his visit to operational areas in the north eastern part of the country in company of service chiefs and Inspector-General of Police.

Addressing officers and men of the Nigerian Air Force in Yola, Monguno said: “I am telling you this, and you can take it as if it is coming from Mr. President himself that you are going to be given everything you require, not only for the operations but for your personal welfare. This is an assurance I want to give you.”

A statement signed by Air Commodore Dele Alonge, Director of Air Force Public Relations, noted: “Against the background of the recent presidential directive to the service chiefs to defeat the Boko Haram Terrorist (BHT) group in three-months, the NSA gave the purpose of the operational visit as one to enable his team assess the situation on ground and relate with the troops with a view to adequately identify and address observed challenges facing the troops.”

Speaking further, the NSA noted that the NAF has brought a lot of noticeable improvements in the war against the terrorists due to the aerial support provided to the ground troops.

He commended NAF personnel for their commitment and patriotism while urging them to keep the spirit high and to remain steadfast in their resolve to stand-up against the Boko Haram terrorists.


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